Remember I was asking you about automotive events in which you’d like to compete? In that post, I mention a Land Rover event trying to capture some of the essence of the OG Camel Trophy stuff. Well, I’m participating in the Land Rover Trēk event next week. Part of this means I need to know how to read a compass and figure out a heading. I’m no Boy Scout, so I never learned this sort of thing. I’ve got some homework to do.
Now, I have crossed the country in a vehicle using paper maps. That bit is actually pretty easy. You can pop into your local AAA and snag the fold-out variety which is still quite helpful even today. But all of that info is also available in the palm of your hand via your smartphone. And the average new car has a navigation system of some sort fitted anyway.
But if you had to navigate without your phone or a nav system, could you get the job done? I suspect a fair portion of our readership actually doesn’t even own a vehicle with a nav system, so the answer is likely yes. But I still want to pose the question.